Arsenal major shareholder Alisher Usmanov has total faith in manager Arsene Wenger.

The Sunday Telegraph says Usmanov believes Wenger lacks board level expertise to help him - and has been starved of resources, although there are now substantial funds to spend.

Usmanov does not want Wenger to be replaced as manager - he has 18 months left on his current contract - and remains an admirer of the Frenchman and what he has achieved as well as his approach to football.